Kansas meets up with Dayton in the championship game of the Maui Invitational.
Kansas is the #4 team in the country in the AP Poll, while Dayton comes in unranked. KenPom currently has KU at #8 and Dayton at #23. The Flyers were picked to finish third in their conference (behind VCU and Davidson) the A-10 preseason media poll, but did pick up one first-place vote.
Kansas and Dayton have met just twice previously, with each team taking a win. The most recent matchup was a 60-43 Kansas win in Minneapolis in the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. Dayton defeated Kansas in the 1968 NIT Championship game.
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Here are the essentials:
(4) Kansas: 5-1, 0-0 Big 12
Dayton: 5-0, 0-0 A10
Line: KU -4.5
How to Watch
Wednesday, Nov 27, 4:00 p.m. CST
Lahaina, HI: Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
- Dan Shulman (Play-by-Play), Jay Bilas (Analyst)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network
- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)
Online Streaming: www.watchespn.com or the ESPN app (requires cable provider login or ESPN+ subscription)
Kansas is looking for its third Maui Invitational Championship; Dayton is looking for its second. The Flyers won the event in 2003, the Jayhawks in 1996 and 2015.
Kansas has played in the championship game of the Maui Invitational on three consecutive trips.
Kansas has won five consecutive midseason tournaments, a run that includes the 2015 Maui Invitational.
Dayton enters this game ranked first nationally in FG% and assists per game. The Flyers are also top-10 in points per game and Assist/Turnover ratio.